When is it really the best time to catch fish? A lot of people say fishing is best done in the rain. However, there are a lot of other important factors you should consider when it comes catching fish.
Fisher folk in search of a particular kind of salmon do rely on frequent rain because it swells the rivers and that encourages fresh fish to run in from the seas. If you want to fish well in the rivers, you are going to need it to rain on a regular basis. A dedicated fisherman will definitely watch for any chance of rain and keep close watch of the weather forecast.
But as previously mentioned, this isn’t the only factor you should consider. Admittedly, heavy rain fall that brings on a sudden river flood might possibly bring in fish but you can’t expect fish to be caught at the height of a flood. Another factor you should consider is the height of the river. If the water is too high or too low, you won’t catch anything either. The best time to catch fish would be when the spate is starting to run off and the water starts to clear.
Also, remember that it is much better to fish during a dull, overcast day as compared to a bright and sunny day. Fish aren’t known to be fans of the sun and would most likely take cover in deep waters far away from the surface.
You have to consider temperatures as well. Fish do not like to swim in waters that are too warm because it makes them sluggish and won’t make them want to eat. If you intend to go out fishing in the warm weather, we suggest you swim early in the morning or late in the afternoon or evening. Change in atmospheric conditions also affect your chances of getting a good catch. Watch for drops in wind strength, change in direction of the wind, passing thunderstorms, change of light, and a sudden rise in temperature of water or air.
Of course, bait plays an important role as well. Instead of going with artificial bait, fishing worms are the popular and most effective one options. A lot of fishermen have managed to catch fish with the use of lob worms or dendros or what has been known as the European night crawlers.
After checking all of these factors, we have one more piece of advice for you: make sure you persevere because sometimes getting a great catch requires you are determined to keep on fishing.